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Letter to employee confirming that they are taking parental bereavement leave

Original author: Stephen Simpson

When to use this model parental bereavement leave letter

Use this model HR letter to follow up an employee's notice that they are taking parental bereavement leave.

This example letter is designed to be sent together with a form for the employee to provide notice and evidence of entitlement to parental bereavement pay, so that the employer can highlight the support that they are providing to the employee while also discreetly gathering the information required to pay statutory parental bereavement pay.

Note: The usual rules for calculating normal weekly pay for the purpose of determining entitlement to, and the rate of, statutory parental bereavement pay are adjusted for employees who are furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. See Family-related statutory payments and furlough leave in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.